There’s a confident smile on the faces of the team at Westover ŜKODA these days, a smile that’s even broader after the recent news that ŜKODA came top out of 26 manufacturers in the JD Power Dependability Survey for 2015.
The survey, of 13,451 UK drivers who bought a new car between April 2012 and March 2014, saw Skoda cars as the most reliable on the road. The JD Power Dependability study ranks manufacturers based on the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles in the last 12 months.
Sean Otton is Westover ŜKODA Brand Manager and he’s not in the slightest bit surprised that ŜKODA has won another accolade to add to the range of ‘gongs’ the brand has picked up in recent years: “We’ve known for years how good ŜKODA cars are, as have many of our loyal customers! There’s no questioning their overall reliability nor their value for money and I’m delighted that the all-round excellence of the brand has been recognised once again.
“Overall standards been confirmed by new models like the Superb and the Fabia, which have won six top awards between them this year. The Fabia claimed two awards at this year’s What Car? awards alone – it was chosen as the ‘Best Small Car’ and it also won the coveted overall ‘Car of the Year’ title. The Citigo has bagged three awards to date in 2015 - the Auto Express ‘City Car of the Year’ award, ‘Best First Car’ in the 2015 Car Buyers Awards and ‘Best City Car less than £10,000’ by What Car? That’s quite a haul by any manufacturer’s standards!
“It’s been a phenomenal year to date on a national level for ŜKODA and these successes highlight what incredible cars these models are – by design and to drive. But local people in Dorset and Wiltshire seem to be well aware of that already, proving themselves dedicated fans by the speed with which they welcome these new models.
"Our customers are definitely clued-up to the massive and wide-ranging strengths of the ŜKODA brand.”
To find out more about ŜKODA vehicles, call the showrooms or drop into Westover ŜKODA on Wallisdown Road (Bournemouth) or Old Sarum (Salisbury).